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Title: Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die #1)
Author: Katie Alender
Publication: 2009, Hyperion
Summary: In Alender's character-driven debut, outsider Alexis notices strange things occurring in her house and with her younger sister, Kasey. Alexis soon realizes that her life--and her family's--is creeping from dysfunction into danger, in this gripping new thriller....read more
Mini Review / "Notes":
A haunting journey that has some great, unexpected turns and wild cards. Light romance is nicely woven in to keep it appealing. Sometimes an uneven pace of events and the characters get a bit unlikeable. The spook factor should be praised, though. It was mild, but at the same time, overwhelms and stains the story. All in all, Alender presents a solid journey, which resolves peacefully and happily.
This is the first time I've decided to go backwards in my reviews notebook and pull up an oldie for you guys ^o^ As you can see...back when I first started making note of which books I read or liked, etc., I only wrote a teeny paragraph of my thoughts.
The good thing about this is that I can now look back upon this book about 1-2 years later and tell you guys what I remember!
To be honest, this one wasn't a very memorable read for me. Even after finishing it, I had already begun to forget about the characters and the story. Now, I unfortunately don't remember a single thing. I do remember that the story and plot itself, however, was enjoyable and decent enough. Not spectacular, but enough to have the reader hooked for the most part. I wouldn't say the book was flat because Ms. Alender did have some nice play-ups on the fear factor to some degree. It wasn't hide-under-your-covers scary, but it was definitely a bit eery. I liked it and had fun with it, but it didn't impress me too much.
Ratings: ✰✰✰ Ghostly Hoots
Thanks for reading!